This was a charade that in some ways was meant to bolster a message that does nothing to calm – to calm the soul and to reassure the nation that we can recover from this moment, which is what we need from a President.

– Mariann Budde

Episcopal Bishop of Washington on Donald Trump’s strongman speech and use of police, pepper balls and smoke canisters to force peaceful protesters off streets so he could walk to St. John’s Church and be pictured holding a bible.